July 21, 2010

you find the best (tracie-lords-related)  things in the trash

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I’d like to start this post off by mentioning that I don’t normally go through the trash. But the other day, as I was standing by our copier, I noticed an envelope in the small basket nearby. It was addressed to Tracie Lords. As a fan of Tracie’s autobiography, Underneath It All, I was immediately intrigued. What kind of fan letter would someone send Tracie? And more importantly, why would someone throw it away?

And so I picked it up and read it, and now I’m going to share it with you. Any identifying details have been removed, of course, but I think the overall impression is the same.

Dear Ms Lords,

I am writing this letter to kindly request an autograph picture of you after seeing you in “Open Up Traci,” “Bad Girls III,” “Blade,” “The Tommyknockers,” “Roseanne,” and “Melrose Place.”

I am a retired veteran whose hobby is writing for and collecting autographs of famous actresses through the mail and having a signed photo of you would be something that I would greatly appreciate very much.

Thank you for you time and consideration and best wishes to you.

Sincerely your fan,

And now that I have shared with you all, I can throw it back in the trash.